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Seoul
A very safe mega city with excellent food, if it wasn't for the cold winters, this would probably be an even bigger remote worker destination. While the cost of living is more than Southeast Asia, it's quite affordable compared to North America or Western Europe. Walking through the streets, you'll be surrounded by skyscrapers, food stalls, Buddhist temples, markets, impressive architecture and a ton of restaurants and cafes. Internet is very fast, public transportation is easy to use and the experience of a high-tech, yet traditional, city makes for a great home.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 2838861 2479 2087 ${ selected_currency } per month in Seoul, with an average rent of 1035400 904 761 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1035400 904 761
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 463154 404 340
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 274000 239 201
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 90000 79 66
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 289000 252 212
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 51966 45 38
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 52500 46 39
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 53250 46 39
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 17500 15 13
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 50666 44 37
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 8400 7 6
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 120525 105 89
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 90000 79 66
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 145500 127 107
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 97000 85 71
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 2838861 2479 2087
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Seoul? Please share and help the community!
After a meal at a restaurant, instead of tipping, a โ€œthank youโ€ and a smile is expected instead.
By Greg V. General
These are the coworking spaces that I personally preferred: Hive Arena,ย We Work Seoul, FabLab Seoul
By Mehdi I. Workspaces
There's a lot of cafes in Seoul, so make sure you do some research before you go to pick the ones you want to visit or work at. For example there's May Island Cafรฉ in Gangnam that is aย stuffyย cafรฉ with airplane-inspired seats, there is a pooped theme cafรฉ (yesโ€ฆ you read it correctly) called Ddo-Ong Cafรฉ, there are coffee places with real animals such as raccoons, cats, or sheep. That's Seoul :)
By Maya A. Workspaces
Take an umbrella with you at all times! Trust me, you'll be happy you do.
By Kevin M. General
Visit Lotte World, the worldโ€™s largest indoor theme park. Thereโ€™s also an outdoor amusement park called โ€œMagic Island,โ€ and an artificial island, shopping mall, folk cultural items, miniature villages and themed musicals. These are all good ways to forget you're in a huge city for a little while.
By Kevin M. Places to visit
Average weather in Seoul
Most common months to visit: March - May, September - November
What to know
Population
9,963,452
Main airport
Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Language
Korean
Tap water
Drinkable
Tipping
Not customary or expected
Taxi apps
Uber, Kakao